Esquire Network plans all-day O.J. Simpson marathon
If 10 hours of “The People v. O.J. Simpson” on FX and 7½ hours of ESPN’s “O.J.: Made in America” aren’t quite enough to satisfy your interest in a 2-decade-old murder trial, then here’s some good news.
On Thursday, the Esquire Network announced it will broadcast a 12-hour special called “The Real O.J. Simpson Trial.”
Airing on April 3, the marathon will use archival footage to recap key moments from the court case that captivated the nation in 1994 and 1995 and which -- spoiler alert -- resulted in a not guilty verdict for former NFL star. Simpson was accused of slaying his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
Highlights include testimony by the house guest Kato Kaelin and LAPD Det. Mark Fuhrmann and defense attorney Johnnie Cochran’s infamous closing statement.
The case, a media circus in the mid-'90s, has recently become the subject of renewed interest, thanks to the FX miniseries from executive producer Ryan Murphy, and to the news that the LAPD is investigating a knife reportedly discovered on Simpson’s property in 1998.
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